Thursday, April 22, 2010


Just got back from California!  It was a last minute trip (it always is) because Mom was up here for her spring break,  and then was going to be up here again ten days later for Katy's graduation.  My friends, that is what we call a FREE RIDE.  On the day Mom was leaving, Kyle encouraged me to go because he is awesome.  I HAD to take advantage of not having to pay airfare.  While I was gone Kyle improved the beauty of our home in a multiplicity of ways.  It is freakishly clean, the baby room is cleared out, there are flowers everywhere, he  decorated our bedroom (we hadn't gotten to that yet) and he put up some cute floating shelves in our wide hallway.  It looks great.  I think...he is neat.

In California I went to kindergarten with Mom most days.  I also spent a lot of time sitting on the swing on our back patio, enjoying the sun and reading zombie books and drinking Diet Pepsi.  That is basically my heaven.  I got to babysit Lucy several times, we had a fun birthday party for her, and we got her 3 year old pictures taken in the mall, which were incredibly cute.

The highlight was going to garage sales with Mom and Christy.  They take garage sales SERIOUSLY--we had to get up at the crack of dawn to hit the good ones as they opened.  And we hit the JACKPOT.  I bought so much stuff for Velocity!  I can't wait to get it all organized.  Adorable clothes (I think I have decided that tiny baby girl socks are my FAVORITE), a swing, an exer-saucer, and a ton of other stuff.  Such great deals.  We all had a blast. It is such a good feeling to get a barely worn $15 Baby Gap outfit for $1.  The equipment that would normally have cost at least $150 we got for $20.  THAT is why garage sale-ing is the best.

Now that my stomach has actually grown (I look pregnant now, not just chubby) and I have things for her, it is like reality has finally struck.  Those socks are going to have tiny feet in them!  Crazy.  I even wear maternity clothes sometimes!  Um, pretty sure that there is no reason to ever not wear maternity pants ever again.  Have you worn these things?  I have never been so comfortable.

So I had a great trip, and I am so happy to be home.  I missed Kyle like crazy! And now my parents are here for several days for Katy's graduation.  That means fun restaurants and hanging out (plus sitting through graduation AGAIN, woo hoo) (just kidding Katy, I am happy to do it for you) and my house looks beautiful and I can start thinking about baby girl nursery things finally and I am just really happy!

Also, I was in California for 10 days and only threw up once.  I've been in Utah for one day and I've thrown up once.  What the heck?!

1 comment:

Nikki said...

maternity pants are a god-send. Everyone is always giving suggestions for extending the life of your regular pants - hair tie, bella band, etc. Once I gave in and bought maternity pants I was sort of mad I hadn't done it earlier. So comfortable.